801 Seventeenth Street Achieves LEED Platinum

Property Group Partners’s 801 Seventeenth Street NW is officially the first ground-up office building in D.C. to win a platinum rating by the U.S. Green Building Council.

It is the first such building to get the highest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design designation in D.C., according to the USGBC. It received the rating under the council’s core and shell 2.0 system.

The $48 million, 327,500 square-foot property was completed earlier this year by Clark Construction Group LLC.

The 11-story building sits where the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s headquarters formerly sat and 92 percent of demolition waste from the old FDIC building was recycled and existing foundation walls were salvaged. Many of Lafayette Tower’s materials are low-VOC, regional, or recycled.

The Tower Cos.’ flagship building at Tower Oaks in Rockville, another multi-tenant office building built from scratch, snapped up the first platinum rating in the D.C. area last month.